Thanks everyone for your advice. Please don't totally knock me. I would never want to be viewed as a whiner and any communication I would need to have with anyone would occcur very professionally and tactfully. It is just hard enough to be new and go through nastiness when I don't treat ANYONE like that. And, just so you know, I am a woman Thanks again, and I appreciate you all!
I feel you their is def. still a lot of sexism in all the EMS services, police, etc...perhaps one day they will put policies in place to prevent this! Sounds like your partner sees you as inferior, it could very well be because you are female and he is male or it could be if she is female and there are some jealousy issues going on. I see these two scenarios all too often.